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Relief of the Virgin and Child

Artist: Michelozzo di Bartolomeo
Date: 1437–1438
Medium: gilded terracotta
Dimensions: 76.5 × 55.5 × 7 cm, 40 kg
Type: relief
Inventory number: 1170
Collection: Sculpture

The sculptor and architect Michelozzo di Bartolomeo worked together with the two most significant sculptors of 15th-century Florence. He began his training in Ghiberti’s workshop and later worked for some time with Donatello. At the beginning of the 15th century, Florentine stucco and terracotta Madonna reliefs were made mostly for private devotional purposes and showed the profound
influence of Ghiberti. The terracotta sculpture in Budapest is an early example of the aforementioned type of Madonna; it reflects the influence of the art of both Ghiberti and Donatello.

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